Youths from ethnic minorities could get softer sentences after judges are told to consider ‘discrimination’ they may have suffered 

  
Young offenders from black or ethnic minority backgrounds could be given lighter punishments under new sentencing guidelines.
Judges will be told to consider the ‘discrimination and negative experiences of authority’ they may have suffered.
Courts should take into account ‘particular factors which arise in the case of black and minority ethnic children and young people’.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4288278/Youths-ethnic-minorities-softer-sentences.html

5 thoughts on “Youths from ethnic minorities could get softer sentences after judges are told to consider ‘discrimination’ they may have suffered 

  1. Right off the start, I can see this sentencing being open to abuse, especially with immigrants. It bothers me, that there is a pre-supposition of discrimination primarily on the host society. I do think, this is the role of the defendants lawyer to make this case, and not preferential treatment meted out by the courts. Consequently, the crown prosecutor raises the contradictions and examines the evidence. This is the way, it has always been. If the defendant is not satisfied with the verdict, they can always appeal it to a higher court, 88!!

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